Sponged Background Technique Video for Handmade Cards

If you want to learn a cool technique for creating backgrounds for your handmade cards, check out this video on the Sponged Background Technique!

I showed you the first card I made with a sponged background in this post about a month ago:  Wetlands Stamp Set.  Since then, I’ve been experimenting with the technique so I could make a video for you.  The basic technique involves sponging ink onto Shimmery White Card stock to create a “scene,” then stamping an image on top of it.

Here’s another sample with the same beach scene as the Wetlands card.  The image stamped on top of the background is from the Daisy Delight Stamp Set, which isn’t available until June 1st in the new 2017 Annual Catalog from Stampin’ Up!

Handmade card from Stamping Madly using the Sponged Background Technique, and Daisy Delight Stamp Set

I wanted to to try a sunset background, but after I finished it, I realized it’s more of a sunrise scene.  The stamp set is Lovely as a Tree.  One of the reason I made these cards is I need some masculine cards to have on hand, since most of my cards are  flowery girlie cards.  🙂

handmade card from Stamping Madly using Sponged Background Technique and Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

Here’s the video:

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think of this technique.  Your comments inspire me to bring you more videos and card samples!  Without comments, I don’t know what you like to see here at Stamping Madly!

I hope you’re inspired to try the Sponge Background Technique you learned in the video for your handmade cards!

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18 Responses to Sponged Background Technique Video for Handmade Cards

  1. Donna Sicafuse May 25, 2017 at 5:33 pm #

    Thanks for showing and you made it seem so easy and looks great—love getting your news letter.

    • Sage May 27, 2017 at 7:28 pm #

      Thanks, Donna. I appreciate the feedback, and am glad it looks easy–It really is!

  2. Mary May 25, 2017 at 5:48 pm #

    Great video, love Lovely As A Tree!!

    • Sage May 27, 2017 at 7:29 pm #

      Thanks, Mary. That stamp set IS a classic!

  3. Ina Nelson June 20, 2017 at 1:31 pm #

    Great technique. Thanks for sharing.

    • Sage June 20, 2017 at 3:42 pm #

      You bet, Ina. I’m glad you like it!

  4. Mary Ann Baumgarden June 20, 2017 at 1:37 pm #

    You did inspire me & make the technique appear user friendly. Thank you.

    • Sage June 20, 2017 at 3:43 pm #

      Thanks, Mary Ann. I’m glad it came across as user-friendly, as that’s one thing I strive for in my videos.

  5. Jane Stevens June 20, 2017 at 3:31 pm #

    I really like the look of your background on both! Two techniques to play with!
    Thank you for inspiring us cardmakers!!! I look forward to getting your newsletter!

    • Sage June 20, 2017 at 3:44 pm #

      Thanks, Jane. Have fun playing with the technique, I think the possibilities are endless.

  6. Bette S June 20, 2017 at 5:01 pm #

    I see you used Shimmery White Card stock.. I take it that works better than plain Whisper White card stock? I sure like the finished look.

    • Sage June 20, 2017 at 5:37 pm #

      You can use plain whisper white. I like the subtle shimmery effect, plus it’s stiffer than regular whisper white. But both will work.

  7. Laura Topham June 20, 2017 at 10:04 pm #

    Thanks for the video, your cards are gorgeous.
    I have the paper and ink, will have to round up some sponges and try this technique.

    • Sage June 21, 2017 at 2:10 pm #

      You’re welcome, Laura. And thanks for the compliment! Have fun with the technique!

  8. Joanne Vargas June 21, 2017 at 5:57 pm #

    Oh Sage! These are two beautiful examples using your sponge backgrounds! I love them. Your color choices were so beautiful, as well.
    Thanks for your great inspiration once again!

    • Sage June 21, 2017 at 7:28 pm #

      You’re very welcome, Joanne. I’m glad you like them, and hope you’ll try the technique!

  9. Pat June 22, 2017 at 9:45 am #

    You’re right, it is an impressive background and your tutorial made it look very easy. Thank you!

    • Sage June 22, 2017 at 7:14 pm #

      Thanks, Pat. I hope you enjoy trying the technique!

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